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CONCERT ALERT ! What a treat! Click the EVENTS TAB for details. Bookings open 29th March.


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                    Julian plays Jazz in April 

Julian Ferraretto is an internationally acclaimed violinist who appeals to all music lovers, be it classical, jazz, world music or just music.Julian with his Quartet played with the members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra in the Royal Festival Hall in London in 2019.Now he is going to be playing at the Elder Hall, Sunday 18 April at 6.00 p.m. He will be accompanied by Elizabeth McCall on vocals, Shireen Khemlani on bass, Tom Kneebone on guitar.

As a boy Julian was inspired by Stefan Grapelli the famous gypsy-jazz French violinist. As a performer he brings the same joyous rhythm to his music. This concert will be a delightful way to spend an Autumn Sunday evening, appealing to all music lovers, be it classical, jazz, world music or just music.

With his violin under his arm and hope in his heart Julian Ferraretto set off to London in 2002. He had won myriad awards while studying in Adelaide. How will he go in a bigger world? As it happened, with great success, being invited to play his violin with top groups throughout Europe, including the North Sea Jazz Festival, Montreux (Switzerland) and London Jazz Festival.

Julian returns to Adelaide hitting the ground running, while continuing to maintain his international connections. Here he plays his violin everywhere – clubs, theatres, pubs, Festival Theatre, Adelaide Town Hall, St Peters Cathedral. As a teacher he works at both the Elder Conservatorium, Adelaide and – pre Covid – Goldsmiths University, London, while, at the same time running education projects for community groups and younger students. He improvises, composes, arranges and records. His violin has taken him a long way and to many places. And in April it brings him to Elder Hall.

Tickets $30 (Members $25; students $20). Book at:

All proceeds are for Radio 5mbs to help us continue bring fine music, classical and Jazz, to Adelaide.                                   


For more information contact David Spiller: phone 0403 944 706 email:



ABOUT 5mbs

The Music Broadcasting Society of S.A. provides FM transmission of fine classic and jazz music across the Adelaide metropolitan area. Being community supported radio , 5mbs is totally run by volunteers.


A crucial factor in keeping the music alive is the generosity and goodwill of sponsors and subscribers. Unavoidable costs relating to equipment, premises rental, operations, transmission, utilities etc. are always something to be addressed and any form of support is gratefully received. Share the passion.

5MBS supports the local arts community and this extends to concert recordings and the promotion of recitals and other events. Local groups and musicians planning on performing in South Australia are invited to get in touch with 5mbs.


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